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Distributed April 25, 2005
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Howard Foundation Names Twelve 2005-06 Fellows

The George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation has announced recipients of 12 fellowships for the 2005-06 academic year. The 12 were awarded in literary criticism, film criticism and translation in English. Next year’s fellowships will be awarded in anthropology, sociology and political science. Brown University administers the fellowships on behalf of the Howard Foundation.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. —The George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation, administered by Brown University for the Board of Administration of the Howard Foundation, has announced 12 fellowships of $20,000 each for the 2005-2006 academic year. The twelve recipients, representing the fields of literary criticism, film criticism and translation in English, were selected from among160 scholars and independent writers nominated by administrative officers of colleges, universities and cultural institutions throughout the country.

The 2005-2006 fellows and their projects are:

  • Karen Coats, associate professor, Illinois State University, literary criticism
    Project: Learning to Laugh: Humor in Children’s Literature
  • Jeffrey Coleman, associate professor, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, literary criticism
    Project: Poetry of the American Civil Rights Movement: A Critical Evaluation
  • Andrew Elfenbein, professor, University of Minnesota, literary criticism
    Project: Romantic English: Literature and the Response to Linguistic Standardization
  • Forrest Gander, professor, Brown University, translation
    Project: A Translation of La Noche by poet Jaime Saenz
  • Kenneth Haynes, assistant professor, Brown University, translation studies
    Project: Romanticism is Translation: Language Mysticism and the Untranslatable
  • Hilaire Kallendorf, assistant professor, Texas A & M, literary criticism
    Project: Sins of the Fathers/Sins of the Players: The Moral Economy of Baroque Spain
  • Adam Lowenstein, assistant professor, University of Pittsburgh, film criticism
    Project: Scanning Cinematic Spectatorship: Films and Viewers Meeting Halfway
  • Nicoletta Pireddu, associate professor, Georgetown University, literary criticism
    Project: The Fiction of Europe, Europe in Fiction
  • John Plotz, associate professor, Brandeis University, literary criticism
    Project: Portable Properties, Local Logic: Culture on the Move and in Place in Victorian Greater Britain
  • Paul Saint-Amour, associate professor, Pomona College, literary criticism
    Project: Archive, Bomb, Camera: Modernism in the Shadow of Total War
  • Russell Scott Valentino, associate professor, University of Iowa, translation
    Project: Predrag Matvejevic’s The Other Venice: a Translation
  • Elizabeth Young, associate professor, Mount Holyoke College, literary criticism
    Project: American Frankenstein: Race, Sex and the Politics of Monstrosity

The Board of Administration announced that fellowships in 2006-2007 will be awarded in the fields of anthropology, sociology and political science. Additional information is available online at


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